Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The book has arrived!


The book has arrived!
Originally uploaded by ricklibrarian.
I have to grin! The book is here! As soon I came home today, Bonnie revealed that a box from Libraries Unlimited/ABC Clio had arrived. Inside were my personal copies of Real Lives Revealed: A Guide to Reading Interests in Biography. We took the heavy box to the dining room table where Caramel watched closely as I opened the top flaps and removed a copy. Bonnie caught it all for the ages.

I finally know that the book is a total of 601 pages. That includes 600 reviews, a chronology of biography, three appendices, and three indexes. I hope many readers and librarians find them useful.

The official publication date is next Tuesday, June 30. There will be copies at the American Library Association Conference in July.

4 comments:

Meredith said...

Congratulations! It must be so exciting to finally have it in-hand! :)

ricklibrarian said...

Thanks, Meredith. Holding it is especially gratifying. I showed to everyone at work on Thursday. I was grinning all day.

Citizen Reader said...

It's beautiful! I hope you have so much fun seeing in its display at ALA!

laura said...

Congratulations! I'm so sorry I won't be at ALA to see it and you in person.